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LIST: Quarantine centers in Metro Manila, provinces, cities

Mar 31, 2020 - 6:50 PM

Various local governments designate quarantine centers to provide venues to isolate suspected cases that hospitals are unable to accommodate

QUARANTINE FACILITY. Dahlia Hotel in Pasig City will be used as a quarantine area for persons under monitoring and investigation for the novel coronavirus. Photo from Mayor Vico Sotto's official Twitter page

LGUs ordered to provide contact tracers in tracking coronavirus cases

Mar 31, 2020 - 4:31 PM

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles says these persons will also help in monitoring PUMs and PUIs

PREPAREDNESS EFFORTS. Quezon City health volunteers distributes hygiene kits to  families at the Barangay Balara, Quezon City on March 18, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Northern Mindanao LGUs prepare P1.2B in relief, economic aid amid outbreak

Mar 29, 2020 - 8:30 AM

Cagayan de Oro City earmarks P500 million, while Bukidnon province sets aside P700 million

LGUs ordered to help in burial of coronavirus victims

Mar 25, 2020 - 2:37 PM

Local government units should also punish funeral homes that refuse to serve the families of coronavirus victims, says Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles

VIRUS. This transmission electron microscope image shows the novel coronavirus. Photo from NIAID-RML

Without test kits, provinces, cities fighting blindly against coronavirus

Mar 19, 2020 - 8:56 PM

The Bangsamoro region needs to test the Lanao del Sur relatives of the couple who died in Rizal, and the 215 participants of a Malaysian gathering linked to clusters of cases abroad

TEMPERATURE CHECK. A Cebu City health worker conducts a temperature check on commuters along Jones Avenue as the city is in quarantine to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

LIST: Where to get info on LGU responses to coronavirus

Mar 17, 2020 - 6:45 PM

The following pages and websites contain official information from local government units with confirmed coronavirus cases

CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE. Employees and visitors of the Manila City Hall wait for their turn to be tested by a handheld thermal scanner before entering the building. File photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

DENR reminds Cebu LGUs to check hazard maps for landslide prone areas

Mar 11, 2020 - 5:45 PM

Over 250 barangays in Cebu province are in landslide prone areas. The geosciences bureau reminds LGUs to prepare for the rainy season.

RESCUE OPS. File photo by Cebu Provincial Governement

Coronavirus threat: What local governments are doing

Feb 07, 2020 - 11:10 AM

Some do what they can amid the national government’s incompetence

LOOK: How local government units prepare for Typhoon Ursula

Dec 24, 2019 - 4:55 PM

On Christmas eve, local government units prepare for Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone) by evacuating residents and preparing equipment ahead of its landfall

Ahead of Typhoon Ursula's landfall, the local government unit of Naval, Biliran deployed evacuation tents with some tents dedicated for senior citizens, PWDs, and pregnant women. Photos courtesy of @biliranisland on Twitter

LOOK: How local government units prepare for Typhoon Tisoy

Dec 02, 2019 - 4:44 PM

(UPDATED) Different local government units prepare for Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri) by evacuating residents ahead of its landfall

Makati still Philippines' richest local government unit

Oct 16, 2019 - 7:47 PM

Makati City reports total assets of P230.833 billion in 2018 – an increase of P34.26 billion from 2017 largely due to the value of road networks in 6 barangays

Only Taguig in Metro Manila gets low grade in Duterte road clearing order

Oct 11, 2019 - 2:47 PM

(UPDATED) Taguig, however, will get a chance to improve its mark after Interior Secretary Eduardo Año ordered a 'take two' for its inspection

LOW COMPLIANCE. Taguig City gets a low score from the DILG. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

97 mayors fail to meet Duterte's road clearing deadline

Oct 11, 2019 - 12:07 PM

(UPDATED) All Metro Manila mayors complied with President Rodrigo Duterte's order, says the Department of the Interior and Local Government

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT. View from MRT Buendia Station during a transportation strike. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DILG to local governments: Cooperate in DSWD's data collection or face sanction

Oct 07, 2019 - 7:36 PM

The DSWD's data collection of the poorest families in the country has not been totally successful because of communication lapses with barangay officials

DILG Undersecretary Martin Diño at the press hearing for the launch of Listahanan 3 data collection. Photo Courtesy of DSWD

29% of local posts now occupied by 'fat' political dynasties

Sep 14, 2019 - 10:19 AM

Ateneo School of Government Dean Ronald Mendoza says political dynasties with members simultaneously occupying more than one elective post have grown by about 1% per election period since 1988

What are the new sources of local governments’ IRA share?

Apr 12, 2019 - 8:30 AM

The Supreme Court says the ruling is prospective and that local governments will start to receive the adjusted amount only in 2022

LOCAL GOVERNMENT SHARES. The Supreme Court ruled that the "just share" of the local government units or LGUs shall be sourced from "all national taxes" and not just "national internal revenue taxes."

Local governments to get new and bigger IRA only in 2022 – SC

Apr 10, 2019 - 5:23 PM

‘I believe there’s a 3-year period for which the government will have to compute and probably collect all these national taxes,’ says Court spokesman Brian Keith Hosaka

LOCAL GOVERNMENT SHARES. The Supreme Court ruled that the "just share" of the local government units or LGUs shall be sourced from "all national taxes" and not just "national internal revenue taxes."

DILG orders LGUs: Take down campaign materials on gov't properties

Feb 18, 2019 - 4:50 PM

'We will not allow candidates to use government properties as a platform for their election campaign,' says Interior Secretary Eduardo Año

DOWN IT GOES. Manila City hall workers remove campaign materials in Sta. Mesa, Manila on February 11, 2019, after Comelec  reminded candidates to immediately remove all prohibited forms of election propaganda at least 72 hours before the election period or otherwise face sanctions. File photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Climate-vulnerable LGUs urged to implement resiliency program

Feb 14, 2019 - 7:13 PM

'Climate change is already here, and it will be here for the next generations. It is now, therefore, our obligation to take this program for implementation,' says Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu

Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu conducts an inspection at Estero de San Antonio Abad along Mabini Street connecting to Manila bay in Manila on 11 January 2019 to determine how a large amount of coliform made its way to Manila Bay. Photo - Lito Borras

95 LGUs around Manila Bay violating environmental laws – DILG

Feb 14, 2019 - 2:20 PM

These local government units won't face complaints just yet, as the Department of the Interior and Local Government will first help them with compliance

NO PUNISHMENT YET. The DILG foregoes filing complaints against the LGUs, saying that they want to assist them first. Photo by: Lito Borras/Rappler

DILG orders 108 LGUs to explain absence of waste management plan

Feb 07, 2019 - 11:01 AM

'We don't want another case of Manila Bay,' says DILG Secretary Eduardo Año

DILG CHIEF. Interior Secretary Eduardo Ano says local govenrments should all have solid waste management plans as provided under the law. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Malacañang to Mindanao officials: Prepare for aftershocks, tsunami

Dec 29, 2018 - 3:42 PM

(UPDATED) 'The Palace urges local government units in Mindanao to closely monitor their respective areas of jurisdiction and take precautionary measures,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

QUAKE. A 7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes off east of Davao Oriental. Screenshot from USGS

Number of DILG Seal of Good Local Governance awardees drop in 2018

Nov 10, 2018 - 9:36 AM

From 448 in 2017, only 263 local government units meet the higher standards set by the Department of the Interior and Local Government this year

COVETED AWARD. Receiving the SGLG gives local government units bragging rights and funds for development projects. DILG photo

Luzon officials to join Duterte in Mindanao martial law meeting

Nov 06, 2018 - 4:32 PM

'Kasi meron din tayong problema sa Luzon eh, meron ding mga affected areas, communist-affected areas sa Luzon,' says DILG Secretary Eduardo Año

CONSENSUS SOUGHT. President Rodrigo Duterte will meet with Mindanao and Luzon officials to hear their security concerns, and according to DILG Secretary Eduardo Año, will ask for their opinion on extending martial law. Malacañang file photo

Richest LGU Makati breaches P100-B mark in assets

Nov 06, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Makati dislodges Quezon City as the richest local government unit in 2017, based on the Commission on Audit's Annual Financial Report on LGUs

Neighboring LGUs of Bangsamoro region may ask to be part of plebiscite

Oct 22, 2018 - 10:19 PM

Contiguous local government units have until October 31 to petition the Comelec for inclusion in the January 2019 plebiscite to be part of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region

PLEBISCITE SOON. The landmark Bangsamoro Organic Law is up for a plebiscite in Mindanao on January 21, 2019. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Over 13,800 Filipinos in Luzon evacuate due to monsoon

Jul 22, 2018 - 2:55 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development and local government units provide around P9.16 million in aid to affected residents

Cities highest-earning LGUs in 2015

Nov 02, 2016 - 9:19 PM

Quezon City and Makati were the top earners overall while Bulacan and Negros Occidental reported the highest revenues among provinces according to COA s 2015 Annual Financial Report on Local Government Units

Where are the health workers?

Feb 12, 2014 - 4:49 PM

While Filipinos go abroad to address the shortage on health professionals in those host countries only 3 public doctors for every 100 000 population back home

REALITY. Dr Moses Princesa, a municipal health officer based in Busuanga, Palawan, shares the difficulty of the health workforce shortage on the ground. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler